McKenna vs. Davies & Dickens vs. Walsh & live in the US on ESPN+

Tyrone McKenna insists that winning the #GoldenContract super-lightweight final against Ohara Davies would be the number one achievement of his career – no matter what he does after this.

McKenna (21-1-1, 6 KOs) and Davies (21-2, 16 KOs) meet on a massive card at Production Park Studios in Wakefield on September 30, which will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports in association with Matchroom Boxing, and live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank.

The behind-closed-doors atmosphere could benefit McKenna in the fight, and he’s ready to take full advantage of the opportunity ahead of him.

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McKenna said: “This will be the highlight of my career, no matter what I do afterward. This is the moment my life changes and I don’t think any feeling will be able to beat this. This will be number one on my achievements ever, no matter if I win a world title after this.

“This environment will suit me massively. I usually play to the crowd in my fights, so with no fans there, it should mean I’m not egged on to be dragged into a war. I might actually box to instructions for a change.

“If you watch me in sparring compared to when I’m in fights, I’m a completely different fighter, so I think this could benefit me.

“I don’t care whether it’s humble Ohara or brash and loud Ohara in the build-up, it doesn’t matter to me. Everyone knows I love a bit of back and forth in press conferences, so if he wants to bring out the brash side then he can. It gets me more hyped up for fights.”

The #GoldenContract super-lightweight final takes place on the same night as the featherweight final, as Ryan Walsh faces Jazza Dickens, while that evening also sees a light-heavyweight semi-final between Liam Conroy and Serge Michel on the undercard.

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The other light-heavyweight semi-final sees Hosea Burton travel to Latvia to take on Ricards Bolotniks on September 26, with that fight broadcast live on IFL TV.

Ohara Davies: McKenna knows he’s getting beat!

Ohara Davies has accused Tyrone McKenna of going quiet over the last few months – with Davies insisting it’s because the Belfast man knows he’ll be getting beat in their #GoldenContract super-lightweight final.

Davies (21-2, 16 KOs) and McKenna (21-1-1, 6 KOs) meet on a massive card at Production Park Studios in Wakefield on September 30, which will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports in association with Matchroom Boxing, and live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank.

There has been plenty of bad blood between the two men in the build-up to the final, but Davies feels McKenna has now gone silent as he fears defeat in their showdown.

Davies said: “McKenna has been a lot quieter over the last few months. I think he’ll try and keep that up because in boxing when you talk a lot of trash and then you get whooped, you end up looking bad, and he knows he will get whooped.

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“He doesn’t want to look like a clown, so I don’t expect him to talk that much from now on because now he knows that he’s in a big fight.

“I’m still expecting a hard fight from a fit fighter that has great heart and wants to win, but I’m going to go in there and destroy him. He’s been calling me out for so many years and finally he has a chance to back up his mouth and his talk.

“I haven’t seen any weaknesses from him in his career, but once we get in the ring I know that I’ll make him have plenty of weaknesses.”

The #GoldenContract super-lightweight final takes place on the same night as the featherweight final, as Ryan Walsh faces Jazza Dickens, while that evening also sees a light-heavyweight semi-final between Liam Conroy and Serge Michel on the undercard.

The other light-heavyweight semi-final sees Hosea Burton travel to Latvia to take on Ricards Bolotniks on September 26, with that fight broadcast live on IFL TV.

Ben Fail ready to make waves in pro debut

Amateur star Ben Fail is promising big things as a professional as he prepares to make his debut against former Southern Area title challenger Robbie Chapman on next week’s huge #GoldenContract card.

Fail faces Chapman (6-4) on a massive show at Production Park Studios in Wakefield on September 30, which will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports in association with Matchroom Boxing, and live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank.

Just like his brother Carl, Ben had an illustrious amateur career, and the Northampton boxer is ready to continue that success when he enters the paid ranks next week.

Fail said: “I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring and performing. I’ve dreamed of this moment since I was 12, and this is a massive platform to show the world who I am and what I’m about.

“I’m expecting the best Robbie Chapman on the night and that’s what we are prepared for. Fighting him in my debut shows that I’m a real fighter and I’m confident in myself and my team.

“The transition has been good and I prefer the professional ranks. My style always leaned toward professional boxing and I’ve settled in well.

“It’s been great training alongside my brother Carl too. We push each other in everything we do and bring the best out of each other. People will see the best Ben Fail in the ring on September 30th.”

The massive card on September 30 sees Ohara Davies face Tyrone McKenna in the super-lightweight final, while Ryan Walsh takes on Jazza Dickens in the featherweight final.

Along with the finals, Liam Conroy faces Serge Michel in a Golden Contract light-heavyweight semi-final, Steven Ward has his long-awaited crusierweight debut against Jone Volau, plus William Hamilton takes on Ryan Hibbert.

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